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Work: Les Troyens (The Trojans)

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ComposerBerlioz, Hector (1803-1869)
PeriodRomantic
Year1858
Work typeOpera / Oratorio
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ParisEmpereur

Sikora, Berlioz, Beethoven
Orchestre Pasdeloup; Elena Schwarz; Jonathan Gilad

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Berlioz: Les Troyens (The Trojans)
Philippe Jordan; Dmitri Tcherniakov; Opéra de Paris; Elena Zaytseva; Stéphanie d'Oustrac; Michèle Losier

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Lea Desandre; Lise Berthaud; Yves Lafargue
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Hector Berlioz' Les Troyens conquer Vienna

Les Troyens © Wiener Staatsoper GmbH | Michael Pöhn
An epic night at the opera with Joyce DiDonato, which will be hard to forget.
*****
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Horse and Carthage: The Trojans in Nuremberg

Katrin Adel (Didon) and Mirko Roschkowski (Énée) © Ludwig Olah
A typically thought-provoking production of The Trojans from Calixto Bieito combines with a thrilling musical performance to compensate for a heavily fileted version of Berlioz's magnum opus.
****1
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“Gloire à DiDonato”: Les Troyens in Strasbourg

Joyce DiDonato and John Nelson © Gregory Massat
Nothing is better than when Berlioz ramps up the decibels. With a huge orchestra and choir and a deluxe starry cast assembled in Strasbourg, this was a special performance. 
*****
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Troy Story: Les troyens in Hamburg

Torsten Kerl (Énée) © Hans Jörg Michel (2016)
A musically strong revival of an austere production still leaves one feeling short-changed.
***11
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Massive set overshadows the Lyric Opera's Les Troyens

Les Troyens © Todd Rosenberg
This production, directed by Tim Albery and with sets and costumes by Tobias Hoheisel, boasts more than one megastar.
***11
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